Offshore, dolphin fishing has been strong, while big eye tuna, yellowfin, blackfin and wahoo are being caught. Near shore, some large blues are biting, along with some false albacore and lots of Spanish mackeral. Inshore, drum, flounder and trout are being hooked. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Offshore, good sized dolphin and wahoo have been biting, while some blue marlin and sailfish are being caught. Inshore, red drum fishing has been strong. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414, www.hatteras-island.com; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555, www.odensdock.com; or www.hatterasharbor.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore and around the inlet, flounder and s peckled trout are biting. Live bait has been effective. In the surf, red drum, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are being hooked. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, wahoo, yellowfin, king mackerel, mahi-mahi, amberjack and cobia are being hooked. Near shore, blue fish, black bass, flounder and shark can be found. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Shearon Harris Lake
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